Month: August 2008

  • The Terrifying Cost of Feeling Safer

    The terrifying cost of feeling safer: “Transnational terrorism across the world leads to an average of 420 deaths a year. With a global population of 6.6 billion, that’s not a big risk. The chance of being killed in a road accident is very much higher… Even the chance of contracting HIV/AIDS would be much higher.” […]

  • PSPBook for Mac OSX

    This is what you might call a targeted post – if you (a) own a PSP and (b) own a Mac and (c) want to read text files formatted as images on the PSP… well, have I got the program for you :D A friend (Kelson) told me about how he had a program for […]

  • A Personal Post

    Haven’t had one of these in a while, so I thought I’d fill you in on the excitement that’s been happening lately. I got a MacBook Pro. Um. Er…. *scratches head* Yes, that is just about it. I really, really got nothing. I can’t even say “settling back in to Sydney” because now it’s been […]

  • Card Game: Sweep (a.k.a. Seep)

    This is an Indian card game that looks a lot like a variant of an Italian game, Scopa, but the influence could easily be the other way around. Note this is also commonly known as ‘seep’, but our family’s theory is that it’s a bastardised version of ‘sweep’.

  • In the event of a… well

    I live just beyond a stone’s throw from Sydney’s biggest army barracks/training area, Holsworthy, and occasionally they do training exercises which are a little… loud. Like this morning, when someone decided a bright idea would be to have a heavy munitions drill within window-rattling distance of the residential areas. Goooooooooooood morning Holsworthy! Hope you enjoy […]

  • LHC Final Stages

    I probably link to the The Big Picture blog once a week, but the photos are spectacular – this week, it’s the Large Hadron Collider construction reaching its final stages. If there was ever something that screamed “mad scientists at work”, it’s the LHC. Speaking of which, you have 5 days (and counting) to say […]